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Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons

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Throughout his long and varied career, pioneer and visionary Ted Nelson investigated technical possibilities of all kinds.  He checked reader service cards from magazines in a wide variety of industries, unleashing torrents of further information on products, services and academic research. 

Companies large and small, ranging from large names like IBM and Burroughs to short-lived startups, sent their brochures, catalogs and flyers-- mailings from aerospace, engineering, print/publishing and many examples of documentation from the early days of computing.

After looking, Dr. Nelson threw these in cartons, which have survived by accident.

These items are now being scanned in and presented for browsing at the Internet Archive. Whether for nostalgia, reference or research, this collection gives deep insight into the self-image and language of many companies, as well as the visual style of many long-lost aspects of the 20th century's industries.

For more information on Ted and his many projects, visit: http://ted.hyperland.com/

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Topics: logic, circuit, digital, circuits, series, plugboard, control, system, dialectic, modules, control...
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Topics: slt, circuit, logic, transistors, aslt, chip, circuits, diodes, module, ibm, solid logic, slt...
Topics: switches, module, cherry, basic, miniature, switch, actuator, selector, sliders, electrical, module...
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Topics: amphenol, connectors, wrapost, oooooooo, sales, crimp, male, tool, district, suite, sales office,...
Topics: bristol, timers, timer, cps, motors, circuit, contacts, motor, dial, vocaline, patch panel, push...
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Sep 4, 2018
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Video monitors, videocorder PV-100 - Sony
Topics: videocorder, video, ohms, audio, sony, horizontal, cycles, jeep, ips, mounted, video amplifier,...
Sony Portable Television Tape Recording Equipment and Monitors Pamphlet, Sony Corporation
Topics: sony, video, monitor, audio, ohms, videocorder, jeep, tape, horizontal, monitors, video monitor,...
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Precision electronic components catalog 1965 - Mallory
Topics: mallory, meg, net, wvdc, ohms, megs, capacitors, electronic, capacitor, type, mallory number,...
MOS Systems Solutions, case histories, custom circuits and microprocessors - AMI, American Microsystems, Inc. 1980
Topics: custom, ami, microprocessor, circuit, circuits, lsi, mos, system, chip, design, mos lsi, custom...
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Integrated circuit cards - Microsystems Components
Topics: card, logic, output, gate, input, circuit, polarizing, nand, power, integrated, polarizing key, key...
Electrical transformers & inductors - United Transformer Corp. (DAMAGED)
Topics: range, transformers, inductance, cps, size, utc, transistor, cased, metal, inductors, inductance...
Amphicon 220, large screen television projection - Dalto Electronics Corp.
Topics: amphicon, television, remote, projectors, beam, control, keystone, screen, voltage, circuit, remote...
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Instabilities of current in III-V semiconductors 1964 (DAMAGED)
Topics: specimen, frequency, voltage, current, gaas, specimens, threshold, pulse, oscillation, electrons,...
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Transfer type font catalog (DAMAGED) - Cello-Tak
Topics: output, series, max, tures, tial, magnetics, ppm, ohms, flushing, quadrant, written permission,...
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Rotary Switches, catalog no. 960 - Radio Switch Corp. 1963 (DAMAGED)
Topics: detent, steatite, rotor, impregnated, circuit, silicone, pole, switch, model, sections, current...
Professional Products, microphones and various production equipment - Shure Brothers, Inc. 1965
Topics: microphone, shure, stylus, model, impedance, cartridge, frequency, ohms, figure, cps, microphone...
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Multi-Ice software, multiple-in-circuit-emulator - Intel 1980
Topics: software, ice, commands, macro, user, emulators, emulator, command, execution, file, macro...
Integrated Circuit Logic Modules, description and specs - Scientific Data Systems, SDS 1966
Topics: logic, output, input, clock, module, series, inputs, circuit, buffered, cable, unit loads, clock...
Heathkit stereo and radio catalog, Spring & Summer 1963 - Heath Company
Topics: heathkit, kit, power, stereo, output, circuit, frequency, watts, cps, features, power supply,...
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Heathkit catalog 1963, radio and related products - Heath Company
Topics: kit, power, heathkit, frequency, watts, cps, circuit, volts, assembled, stereo, power supply,...
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G-Series digital circuit modules - Raytheon Computer 1966
Topics: input, loads, output, voltage, module, maximum, binary, rise, load, reset, rise time, voltage...
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Custom LSI - AMI, American Microsystems, Inc.
Topics: ami, custom, design, circuit, logic, mos, simulation, wafer, lsi, chip, custom lsi, logic design,...
CTS series 201, knob operated trimmer potentiometer - CTS Corp. 1963
Topics: knob, cts, circuit, printed, mounting, perpendicular, type, parallel, slotted, resistance, printed...
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Zenith multi-circuit cycle timers - Zenith Electric Company
Topics: type, cycle, series, enclosed, volt, timers, circuits, model, zenith, control, open type, enclosed...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Aug 22, 2018
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Shelly Readouts - CAL-GLO Company 1964
Topics: readout, shelly, lamp, standard, voltages, model, characters, readouts, reticle, printed, printed...
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Service Scope, transistor and vacuum tube amplifiers 1967 - Tektronix
Topics: impedance, emitter, voltage, circuit, amplifier, transistor, tektronix, instruments, hybrid, volts,...
Optical encoder tracker ball F3052-40 - CEI, Calvert Electronics International, Inc. 1970
Topics: ball, pin, lamp, tracker, output, rotation, circuit, mounting, pins, tracker ball, positive...
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Multilok 6016, telegraph-loop supply - Robertshaw
Topics: output, aeronautical, voltages, volts, circuit, current, inches, nominal, ohms, operates
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Integrated circuit cards - Triad Distributor Division
Topics: connector, pads, interconnection, hole, readout, flat, distributor, strips, integrated, mates
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Automatic control equipment - Zenith Electric Company
Topics: zenith, phone, model, timers, spdt, dimensions, ranges, circuit, interval, control, open type, time...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jul 21, 2018
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Stereo compacts - H. H. Scott, Inc. 1967
Topics: scott, stereo, tuner, integrated, transistors, output, circuits, circuit, amplifier, transistor,...
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Micro magnetic modulators - GM, General Magnetics, Inc.
Topics: ohms, rms, magnetic, modulators, micro, cps, impedance, miniaturized, signal, input, magnetic...
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Mallory 1968 general catalog, electronic components
Topics: mallory, meg, net, wvdc, ohms, capacitors, megs, rated, electronic, specifications, mallory number,...
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Hall-Pak multipliers specifications - FW Bell, Inc.
Topics: input, hall, field, output, voltage, current, compensated, multipliers, type, temperature, hall...
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Bipolar Analog Computation, AD-256 - Applied Dynamics, Inc.
Topics: amplifiers, bipolar, nonlinear, amplifier, output, megohm, input, figure, circuit, summing, bipolar...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jul 20, 2018
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A-MP manual card reader - AMP Inc. 1965
Topics: card, reader, contact, connector, tabulating, model, programming, diode, amp, springs, card reader,...
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Servicemen's tool cases - Knickerbocker Case Corp. 1977
Topics: case, knickerbocker, color, tool, pallets, parts, boxes, trays, interchangeable, styles, parts...
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Servicemen's tool cases - Knickerbocker Case Corp. 1977
Topics: case, molded, catalog, attache, circuit, printed, sample, tpc, cases, illustrating, sample case,...
Rotary, How to Use Stepping Switches 1964 - Automatic Electric, General Telephone & Electronics
Topics: stepping, rotary, switch, relay, circuit, switches, contacts, wiper, springs, interrupter, rotary...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jul 7, 2018
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NCR Century, EDP system - NCR 1970
Topics: ncr, century, cartoon, circuit, processors, magnetic, nelson, software, edp, sqnd, ncr century
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MPC reed relays - Magnecraft Electric Company
Topics: reed, mpc, relays, dry, magnecraft, contact, miniature, size, spdt, average, mpc reed, reed relays,...
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MOS Circuit Digest - General Instrument, GI
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Jul 7, 2018
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Logic design course - RCA 1970
Topics: logic, design, seminar, rca, minterm, boolean, matrix, digital, binary, map, logic design, design...
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IC logic cards, INTE Patch - Data Technology Corp. 1964
Topics: logic, circuits, integrated, burndy, flip, fairchild, dual, card, flop, data, integrated circuits,...
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Jul 7, 2018
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Fluidic devices - Fluidonics
Topics: fluidic, control, fluidonics, cartons, valve, circuit, devices, controls, tubing, systems, control...
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D.A.C. Numerically controlled X-Y table - DAC 1972
Topics: model, drill, numerical, spindle, table, dac, positioning, tape, tooling, control, numerical...
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Workshops in welded electronic packaging - Unitek
Topics: packaging, welded, design, welding, electronic, module, wire, reliability, weld, unitek, welded...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jun 25, 2018
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Trans Magnetics 1966
Topics: output, series, max, tures, tial, magnetics, ppm, ohms, flushing, quadrant, written permission,...
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Time delay relays and interval timers - Giannini Controls Corp.
Topics: cramer, timing, timer, load, clutch, delay, motor, ranges, relay, switch, time delay, delay relay,...
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Philbrick transconductors - Philbrick Researches, Inc. 1966
Topics: philbrick, transconductors, input, output, amplifier, current, circuit, log, logarithmic, diode,...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jun 25, 2018
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Operational amplifiers catalog - Zeltex, Inc.
Topics: zeltex, amplifiers, model, amplifier, input, connectors, differential, analog, connector, oto, case...
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Jun 25, 2018
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Motorola military electronics
Topics: motorola, integrated, electronics, advanced, communications, radar, polarized, undersea, circuit,...
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Micro magnetic modulators - General Magnetics Inc.
Topics: ohms, rms, magnetic, modulators, micro, cps, impedance, miniaturized, signal, input, magnetic...
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Micro-hybrid operational amplifiers - Philbrick Researchers, Inc.
Topics: monolithic, design, operational, breed, amplifiers, circuit, input, amplifier, voltage, philbrick,...
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Grafacon model 1010, digital graphic input system - Data Equipment Company
Topics: stylus, toggle, gray, grafacon, tablet, model, input, digital, circuit, lines, grafacon model,...
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Computer aided design services from CAD CAM Inc.
Topics: cad, design, cam, aided, computer, gad, gam, data, systems, drawings, cad cam, computer aided,...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jun 25, 2018
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Collage Vol.2 No.2 August 1966 - Motorola
Topics: cib, motorola, oib, forest, center, undercompensated, ric, chicago, electronics, apollo, cib cib,...
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Audiotex solid state modules - GC Electronics Company
Topics: amplifier, modules, power, module, circuit, ohm, electronics, audiotex, vdc, electronic, wave...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jun 25, 2018
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Analog Methods by Bruce Seddon 1960
Topics: amplifier, analog, summing, circuit, operational, voltage, amplifiers, output, error, noise,...
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Apr 25, 2018
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Voltage regulator model 500 - RO Associates
Topics: compar, model, amp, voltage, output, san, regulator, box, california, adjustable, voltage...
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Solid state power supplies catalog - Hyperion Industries, Inc.
Topics: vdc, adjustable, amps, power, voltage, supplies, current, output, cps, microvolts, power supplies,...
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Methode reli-acon connectors - Methode Electronics, Inc.
Topics: contacts, series, center, contact, connector, molded, receptacles, plated, diallyl, phthalate, gold...
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Integrated circuits, commercial DTL line - Westinghouse Electric Corp. 1965
Topics: input, volts, voltage, nand, output, westinghouse, ambient, pin, circuit, characteristics,...
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Breadbox, circuit breadboarding - El Instruments, Inc. 1972
Topics: pulse, elite, circuit, component, output, connecticut, generator, range, width, instruments, pulse...
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Transistor circuits library, book offer - McGraw-Hill Book Company
Topics: circuits, transistor, library, transistors, semiconductor, design, applications, hundreds,...
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Silicon logic modules - Wyle Laboratories 1964
Topics: input, circuit, logic, noise, gate, volts, output, circuits, inputs, wyle, input gate, noise...
Push button addressor for teletypewriter systems, Pioneer PBA - Penn Controls
Topics: pba, selector, plug, receptacle, pioneer, cable, teletypewriter, addresser, illinois, mounted,...
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PDS 1020 computer - Pacific Data Systems, Inc.
Topics: pds, type, plot, filter, interpreter, vrl, step, scratchpad, inp, santa, planning sheet, pacific...
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Linearity correction circuit model LC913/918 - Beta Instrument Corp.
Topics: deflection, vdc, unc, impedance, amplitude, correction, volts, maximum, bela, elco, voltage...
Hybrid computer solution of two point boundary value problems - Applied Dynamics
Topics: equation, iterative, circuit, computer, solution, boundary, procedure, eigenvalues, signal,...
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Germanium logic modules - Wyle Laboratories, Products Division 1964
Topics: volts, input, logical, output, maximum, model, logic, modules, power, diagram, block diagram, input...
Electrocardiogram analysis by the Beckman Integrated Computing System
Topics: dimension, data, analog, digital, peak, program, subroutine, electrocardiogram, heart, wave, peak...
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Silicon photovoltaic cell - National Semiconductors LTD 1964
Topics: phones, response, current, ftc, microns, spectral, center, circuit, cell, silicon, spectral...
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Semiconductor Data Manual, book offer - Motorola
Topics: data, motorola, circuit, circuits, design, device, zener, integrated, semiconductor, manual
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Gtco-pad, micro gtco-pad, tablet/digitizer - GTCO Corp.
Topics: digitizing, micro, gtco, cursor, datatizer, output, yyyyy, xxxxx, data, mode, micro datatizer, gtco...